Calling all cake lovers: October 10th is National Angel Food Cake.
An angel food cake is a light, flourless affair made with sugar, a dozen or so egg whites, cream of tartar (which increases the heat tolerance and volume of the egg whites) plus vanilla or almond extract and salt.
It is also a gluten-free cake.
Angel food cake is generally made in a tube pan and served with berries and whipped cream. But Martha Stewart makes a much more elaborate creation, perhaps the best angel food cake recipe concept.
Watch her prepare it in this video: a two-layer angel food cake filled and iced with whipped cream and berries.
For a variation, you can substitute banana slices or pineapple for the berries. For a lemony angel food cake, substitute lemon extract for the vanilla/almond extract and add lemon zest to the whipped cream.
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Try this recipe for grilled angel food cake.